On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an exhibition titled “Star Moon Road; Pak-China Contemporary Arts Exchange” organized by the University of Education (UoE) Lahore in collaboration with the Lahore Museum concluded.
The closing ceremony of the exhibition was held in the main Campus Township of the University, which was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha while former Federal Secretary Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar was the chief guest of the ceremony. 16 famous artists from China and 2 from Pakistan participated in the exhibition. Renowned artists like Jamal Shah and Faryal Gohar from Pakistan also graced the exhibition.
During the two days, the works of artists were exhibited in the Lahore Museum along with the UoE, which was much appreciated by the public and a large number of art lovers who came to see the works. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the exhibition, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Nasir Pasha said that no one doubts the friendship between Pakistan and China and the strong relations between these countries. The people of these countries have a special interest in understanding each other’s culture, civilization, arts and language in order to promote cooperation. There are currently around 12 Chinese students studying at University of Education, Lahore, which is an honor for us.
The Vice-Chancellor hailed the exhibition of Chinese and Pakistani artists as the best activity and congratulated all the organizers for its successful organization.
The Chief Guest, former Federal Secretary Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar, in his opening address, commended the University of Education, Lahore and its Vice Chancellor for the successful conduct of the exhibition. The former federal secretary said that Pakistan-China exchange programs in various fields including education and training, arts, and culture are not only strengthening the relations of these countries, but it will open new ways of development and prosperity. Nowadays, when the whole world is suffering from economic and social issues, it is very welcome for two friendly countries to stand together. Later, the chief guest visited the art pieces along with the Vice-Chancellor and the Chinese guests.
A large number of well-known political and social figures of the country, vice chancellors of various universities, intellectuals, experts related to the department of Culture and arts, university directors/principals and students were also present in the closing ceremony.